Today we were having lunch, listening to the radio, on the news they were saying that more soldiers are being diagnosed with PTSD. Same friend says “that’s because they know they can fake it and no one will find out, then they can claim sickness benefits.” Seriously? SERIOUSLY??? Who even thinks those things? I just listened to a guy talking about seeing his friend get blown up. How can some people have no empathy at all?
There is nothing wrong with a healthy dose of cynicism in this world but some people do take it to the extreme. I've known a lot of people who I think like to sound overly cynical on purpose, just because they think it makes them sound all cool and edgy. Sounds like your buddy may qualify for that club.
You know, I actually almost posted something similar to this the other day but wound up writing it off because I thought it just made me sound to crazy.
Has anyone else seen the Kia commercial where the little boy asks his parents where babies come from and the father answers him with this elaborate, retarded fucking lie? Then, at the end of the commercial, the little boy says that one of his friends told him babies come from when mommies and daddies...... Then his asshole father drowns out his question by playing some children's music and everyone thinks it's all cute and fucking funny? In case you haven't seen it....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t535BjVmXq8
That's NOT fucking funny! You think his curiosity about sex and the human body is just going to go away? Do those ASSHOLE parents realize that they just slammed the door shut on any future healthy
discussion about sexuality he may ever have wanted to have with them? Do they not realize they are planting a seed of shame in his head for having even asked about it? Do they not understand that he will now go and try to find the answers to those questions from OTHER PEOPLE and it may be the last people on the planet they would ever want him finding those things out from? Do they realize that when someone takes him back in the woods and touches him inappropriately he is now much less likley to talk to them about it because of the very seed of shame that THEY PLANTED??? Oh yeah, that commercial is fucking hysterical!
Yeah, no shit. I really had that thought from watching that commercial. Then I thought, Jesus Christ, Ken! You are the only person on this earth who would have watched that dumb commercial and have drawn that ultimate conclusion.
It probably doesn't help that the little boy in the commercial appears to be approximately 7 or so, which is about the age I was the first time I was molested. (I don't remember for sure but I know I was in the second grade, so I was 7 or 8.)
Anyway thanks for starting this thread as it gave me the opportunity to get that out of my system. Sorry about your stomach. I hope that's feeling better now. Peace.